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Weigh in bad, but that's okay

Monday, March 25, 2019

Well I actually weighed in today for the first time in a month. The scales said I gained 5 lbs. Well it was a different scale, so maybe that was part of it. I'm not saying the scale is wrong,
- I am not watching my diet as close as I was.
- I am not doing all my exercises everyday.
- I am cheating on my diet.

Maybe I am building muscle, maybe my Mom's scale reads different than my sisters did. The scales don't tell all the facts.

- My fat jeans that didn't fit before keep falling down.
- Today I wore my "small" jeans and didn't have to lay on the bed to fasten them.
- I am doing more, housework, yard work etc.
- It is easier to do things. I don't get tired as fast.
- I am eating better, more fruits and veggies, drinking more water.

Yes I still want to get to my goal weight, not what the charts say I should weigh, but a weight that I think would be good for me.

My body has clearly changed, my face is thinner (not good, bags and wrinkles have appeared). My stomach must be getting smaller (I need to get a tape measure and measure it but pants that didn't fit do now).. Rather than doing housework or yard work for 10 minutes, I am now doing it for an hour at a time.

The last month has been stressful, I have become my parents caregiver. Two weeks latter they both got the flu. Mom had to go to the hospital and is still fighting it. She doesn't eat good so I am making things to encourage her to eat, like cake. She didn't want to eat dinner, but she did come sit at the table with Dad and I. When she heard there was carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, she said she would try that. (Not a great dinner, but she is eating, then she had some pears. I call that a win) Dad is a diabetic, who has trouble controlling his sugar, he keeps a bag of candy around because he needs it. But why does that bag have to keep yelling my name!!!!!

It's been a hard month and the scale says I gained weight, but honestly I feel better than I have in a long time. My clothes fit again and I am doing more. Long way to go but even though the scale said I gained weight, I think I am doing better not great but better.

It's not all about the scales, It's about how you feel.
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    Not sure what was going on last week but the 5 lbs are gone. yippy

    705 days ago
    Amen! To how you feel. You are going through a huge change, I appreciate your focus on all the things that are going well for you. Having the energy to care for others, do yard work, being active, these non scale victories are so much more important than a number on the scale. emoticon emoticon Keep up the good attitude. You are doing great. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    711 days ago
  • 8HABIT
    Hang in there! I’m glad you are feeling good. You lost a lot a weight one month so maybe those scales were really off. Just start where you are and keep going.
    711 days ago
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